A couple of weeks ago, Gil and Kelly Jo Bates of Lake City, Tennessee, welcomed their 19th child.
Here are the names and ages of all 19:
- Zachary Gilvin, called “Zach,” 23
- Michaella Christian, called “Michael,” 22 (Per Kelly: “We actually pronounced Michaella like the male version Michael with “uh” sound on the end (thus the two “L’s”).”)
- Erin Elise, 20
- William Lawson, called “Lawson,” 19
- Kenneth Nathaniel, called “Nathan,” 18
- Alyssa Joy, 17
- Tori Layne, 16
- Trace Whitfield, 15
- Carlin Brianne, 13
- Josie Kellyn, 12
- Katie Grace, 11
- Jackson Ezekiel, 9
- Warden Justice, 8
- Isaiah Courage, 7
- Addallee Hope, 5 (Touching explanation of the spelling of her name, per their About Our Family page: “The double letters in her name remind us that God gave her a second chance in life when she was born with complications that caused her breathing and her heart to stop.”)
- Ellie Bridget, 4
- Callie-Anna Rose, 2
- Judson Wyatt, 1
- Jeb Colton, newborn
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P.S. They also have a dog named Johnny and a cat named Kitty.